Louis Thomas, Count of Soissons

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Louis Thomas
Count of Soissons
Prince Louis Thomas of Savoy-Carignan
Spouse(s) Uranie de La Cropte de Beauvais
Issue Maria Anna Victoria, Duchess in Saxony
Emmanuel Thomas, Count of Soissons
Full name
Luigi Tommaso di Savoia
Noble family House of Savoy-Carignano
Father Eugene Maurice, Count of Soissons
Mother Olympia Mancini
Born (1657-12-15)15 December 1657
Died 14 August 1702(1702-08-14) (aged 44)
Near Landau

Prince Louis Thomas of Savoy-Carignan (Italian: Luigi Tommaso di Savoia-Carignano; 15 December 1657 – 14 August 1702) was a Count of Soissons and Prince of Savoy.

Biography[edit]

Louis Thomas was the eldest son of Eugene Maurice, Count of Soissons and Olympia Mancini, as well as the oldest brother of Prince Eugene of Savoy. He married Uranie de La Cropte de Beauvais, whom Saint-Simon had once described as "radiant as the glorious morn". His daughter eventually inherited Eugene's estate.[citation needed] His maternal cousins included the Duke of Vendôme as well as the Duke of Bouillon and Louis Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne. His paternal cousins included Victor Amadeus I, Prince of Carignano and Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden.[citation needed]

After the death of his father and the flight of his mother to Brussels due to her involvement in the notorious Poison affair, Louis Thomas and Urania were charged, along with his paternal grandmother, with the rearing of his younger brothers. Eugene was never to forget the couple's loving surrogate parentage.

Louis Thomas obtained a commission as an officer in the French Army, but Louis XIV had amorous designs on his wife. Urania, however, spurned the king's romantic advances. Angered, Louis dismissed Louis Thomas from the army, and, when Louis Thomas sought a position abroad, terminated his pension and dues. In 1699, all but bankrupt, Louis Thomas sought the aid of his younger brother, Eugene, in Vienna. With Eugene's help, he obtained a commission in the Austrian Imperial Army. He was killed in action near Landau against the French at the onset of the War of the Spanish Succession on 24 August 1702.[citation needed]

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